Surendra Mohan and Prakash Karat have issued the following statement:
It is highly deplorable that King Gyanandra of Nepal has resorted to violence against a peaceful demonstration in Kathmandu leading to large-scale arrests. The former Prime Minister Shri G.P. Koirala and some others were injured in the police action.
At a time when all democratic elements in the country have joined ranks for the restoration of democracy, it was appropriate for the king to discuss with them the ways of transmitting power to the people of Nepal. He is also honour bound to respect the promise made to our Prime Minister.
We express solidarity with the democratic forces in Nepal who are struggling for democracy.